See TJ13 article, “Ecclestone claims Mercedes have an unfair advantage”
Formula One is in another state of uproar, much of which is to do with new regulations agreed for 2014.
The FIA and the teams together with their engineers had agreed in 2009/10 that Formula One was too aerodynamically dependent and sought to redress the balance by improving the influence on traditional automotive engineering.
To an extent, Christian Horner revealed the success of this planned transition when he stated in Melbourne.“Sauber, Ferrari’s engine customer, is a perfect example of what is wrong with the current rules.
All week, the Swiss team has clung to survival in a Melbourne courtroom, but on track in Melbourne, it was an F1 giant-killer.
The Sauber of Felipe Nasr finished ahead of the only Red Bull to make it to the chequered flag.
“They’re using last year’s wings,” mocked Horner. “Our new chassis is half a second better than the last year”.
The Red Bull team principal concluded, “The difference is the engine.”
Apart from Red Bull, it appears few others are complaining about the current Mercedes works team dominance. Of course it would be ideal for the fans were Formula One race wins being contested by more than one team. However, would it be right for the FIA to change the regulations with the intention of reducing Mercedes advantage?
We’ve heard a lot from the various F1 circus protagonists on this matter. Now it’s time of the voice of the fans.
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